The Lying, the Switches and the Wardrobe

Truth be told, I usually come up with the titles for my entries before I actually write them, not the other way around. That being said, let’s go to the switches: two revivals which are followups to miniseries that have Asian American flavor.

Battlestar Galactica (the SciFi reimaging): I generally like it, as long as you don’t try to read in too much from the original series. Every character is bright, but eclipsing a darker side. Grace Park, as the green lieutenant Boomer (a sidekick’s sidekick part in the original series), is developing a serious Dark Side that will dominate the rest of series. But stop with the Blair Witch camera motion, jeez! You’re making me dizzy.

Iron Chef America – the Series: This is a much better intepretation of the Japanese franchise than the abortive Iron Chef USA. The Chairman is flamboyant but doesn’t get in the way, Alton Brown is much more capable of food intepretation, and these chefs actually cook and do some explaining of their techniques. I think that Bobby Flay should have lost this week’s battle, though.

The wardrobe: I finally broke down and bought a tuxedo. I don’t know if this is a true sign of adulthood, but I guess I’m acutally going to enough of these black tie things that I need one. P– and I went to a cheap place on 4th Avenue and 63rd Street in Brooklyn called S & B Warehouse.

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